100, 200 and 300 Famous Japanese Mountains

Japan’s Most Prominent Peaks

For better or worse, Kyuya Fukada’s 1964 best seller “100 Famous Japanese Mountains” (日本百名山 Nihon Hyaku-meizan) has had a profound influence on modern alpinism in Japan. It has led to a decades long hiking boom particularly amongst the middle-aged and elderly with all his 100 famous mountains highly coveted by climbers. Over the years the list has been added to with a 200 and even a 300 mountain showcase. Incredibly a small number of devotes have managed to bag all of them including the intrepid Yamaholic Grace along with the indomitable Yoki Tanaka a professional adventurer who features on NHK “Great Traverse”.

For a bit of background behind why these initial 100 mountains were included in Kyuya Fukada’s book the excellent English translation One Hundred Mountains of Japan by Martin Hood is a worthwhile read. Also check out Wes Lang’s Hyakumeizan page which has a link to each mountain. In 1984 the Fukada Club, a fan club of the late author created the 200 Famous Mountains (Nihon Nihyaku-meizan 日本二百名山) by adding 100 new mountains. Preceding this was the Japanese Alpine Club which in 1978 devised the 300 Famous Mountains (日本三百名山 Nihon Sanbyaku-meizan). Just to confuse matters the 300 list includes 101 mountains as Warusawa-dake is included in the 200 mountains but not in the 300 mountains.

Nihon Hyaku-meizan 日本百名山
No. Mountain Japanese Height (m) Prefecture
1001 Rishiri-dake 利尻岳 1721 Hokkaido
1002 Rausu-dake 羅臼岳 1660 Hokkaido
1003 Shari-dake 斜里岳 1547 Hokkaido
1004 Meakan-dake 雌阿寒岳 1499 Hokkaido
1005 Daisetsu-zan 大雪山 2291 Hokkaido
1006 Tomuraushi-yama トムラウシ山 2141 Hokkaido
1007 Tokachi-dake 十勝岳 2077 Hokkaido
1008 Poroshiri-dake 幌尻岳 2052 Hokkaido
1009 Shiribeshi-yama 後方羊蹄山 1898 Hokkaido
1010 Iwaki-san 岩木山 1625 Aomori
1011 Hakkoda-san 八甲田山 1584 Aomori
1012 Hachimantai 八幡平 1614 Iwate·Akita
1013 Iwate-san 岩手山 2038 Akita
1014 Hayachine-san 早池峰山 1917 Akita
1015 Chokai-san 鳥海山 2236 Yamagata
1016 Gassan 月山 1984 Yamagata
1017 Asahi-dake 朝日岳 1870 Yamagata
1018 Zao-zan 蔵王山 1841 Yamagata
1019 Iide-san 飯豊山 2105 Fukushima
1020 Azuma-san 吾妻山 2035 Yamagata·Fukushima
1021 Adatara-yama 安達太良山 1709 Fukushima
1022 Bandai-san 磐梯山 1816 Fukushima
1023 Aizukomaga-take 会津駒ヶ岳 2133 Fukushima
1024 Nasu-dake 三本槍岳 1917 Fukushima·Tochigi
1025 Echigo-komagatake 越後駒ヶ岳 2003 Niigata
1026 Hiraga-take 平ヶ岳 2141 Niigata·Gunma
1027 Makihata-yama 巻機山 1967 Niigata·Gunma
1028 Hiuchigatake 燧ヶ岳 2356 Fukushima
1029 Shibutsu-san 至仏山 2228 Gunma
1030 Tanigawa-dake 谷川岳 1977 Niigata·Gunma
1031 Amakazari-yama 雨飾山 1963 Niigata·Nagano
1032 Naeba-san 苗場山 2145 Niigata·Nagano
1033 Myoko-san 妙高山 2454 Niigata
1034 Hiuchi-yama 火打山 2462 Niigata
1035 Takatsuma-yama 高妻山 2353 Niigata·Nagano
1036 Nantai-san 男体山 2486 Tochigi
1037 Okushirane-san 奥白根山 2578 Tochigi·Gunma
1038 Sukai-san 皇海山 2144 Tochigi·Gunma
1039 Hotaka-yama 武尊山 2158 Gunma
1040 Akagi-san 赤城山 1828 Gunma
1041 Kusatsushirane-san 草津白根山 2171 Gunma
1042 Azumaya-san 四阿山 2354 Nagano·Gunma
1043 Asama-yama 浅間山 2568 Nagano·Gunma
1044 Tsukuba-san 筑波山 877 Ibaraki
1045 Shiroma-dake 白馬岳 2932 Nagano·Toyama
1046 Goryu-dake 五竜岳 2814 Nagano·Toyama
1047 Kashimayariga-take 鹿島槍ヶ岳 2889 Nagano·Toyama
1048 Tsurugi-dake 剱岳 2999 Toyama
1049 Tate-yama 立山 3015 Toyama
1050 Yakushi-dake 薬師岳 2926 Toyama
1051 Kurobegoro-dake 黒部五郎岳 2840 Toyama·Gifu
1052 Suisho-dake 水晶岳 2986 Toyama
1053 Washiba-dake 鷲羽岳 2924 Toyama
1054 Yariga-take 槍ヶ岳 3180 Nagano·Gifu
1055 Okuhotaka-dake 奥穂高岳 3189 Nagano·Gifu
1056 Jonen-dake 常念岳 2857 Nagano
1057 Kasaga-take 笠ヶ岳 2897 Gifu
1058 Yake-dake 焼岳 2455 Nagano·Gifu
1059 Norikura-dake 乗鞍岳 3026 Nagano·Gifu
1060 Ontake-san 御嶽山 3067 Nagano·Gifu
1061 Utsukushigahara 美ヶ原 2034 Nagano
1062 Kirigamine 霧ヶ峰 1925 Nagano
1063 Tateshina-yama 蓼科山 2530 Nagano
1064 Yatsugatake 八ヶ岳 2899 Nagano·Yamanashi
1065 Ryokami-san 両神山 1723 Saitama
1066 Kumotori-yama 雲取山 2017 Yamanashi·Saitama·Tokyo
1067 Kobushiga-take 甲武信ヶ岳 2475 Nagano·Yamanashi·Saitama
1068 Kinpu-san 金峰山 2599 Nagano·Yamanashi
1069 Mizugaki-yama 瑞牆山 2230 Yamanashi
1070 Daibosatsu-rei 大菩薩嶺 2057 Yamanashi
1071 Tanzawa-san 丹沢山 1673 Kanagawa
1072 Fuji-san 富士山 3776 Yamanashi·Shizuoka
1073 Amagi-san 天城山 1406 Shizuoka
1074 Kisokomaga-take 木曽駒ヶ岳 2956 Nagano
1075 Utsugi-dake 空木岳 2864 Nagano
1076 Ena-san 恵那山 2191 Nagano·Gifu
1077 Kaikomaga-take 甲斐駒ヶ岳 2967 Nagano·Yamanashi
1078 Senjoga-take 仙丈ヶ岳 3033 Nagano·Yamanashi
1079 Houou-zan 鳳凰山 2840 Yamanashi
1080 Kita-dake 北岳 3193 Yamanashi
1081 Aino-dake 間ノ岳 3189 Yamanashi·Shizuoka
1082 Shiomi-dake 塩見岳 3047 Nagano·Shizuoka
1083 Warusawa-dake 悪沢岳 3141 Shizuoka
1084 Akaishi-dake 赤石岳 3120 Nagano·Shizuoka
1085 Hijiri-dake 聖岳 3013 Yamanashi·Shizuoka
1086 Tekari-dake 光岳 2591 Nagano·Shizuoka
1087 Hakusan 白山 2702 Gifu·Ishikawa
1088 Arashima-dake 荒島岳 1524 Fukui
1089 Ibuki-yama 伊吹山 1377 Shiga
1090 Odaigahara-yama 大台ヶ原山 1695 Mie·Nara
1091 Omine-san 大峰山 1915 Nara
1092 Daisen 大山 1729 Tottori
1093 Tsurugi-san 剣山 1955 Tokushima
1094 Ishizuchi-san 石鎚山 1982 Ehime
1095 Kuju-san 九重山 1791 Oita
1096 Sobo-san 祖母山 1756 Oita·Miyazaki
1097 Aso-san 阿蘇山 1592 Kumamoto
1098 Kirishima-yama 霧島山 1700 Miyazaki·Kagoshima
1099 Kaimon-dake 開聞岳 924 Kagoshima
1100 Miyanoura-dake 宮ノ浦岳 1936 Kagoshima

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Nihon Nihyaku-meizan 日本二百名山
No. Mountain Japanese Height (m) Prefecture
2001 Teshio-dake 天塩岳 1558 Hokkaido
2002 Ishikari-dake 石狩岳 1967 Hokkaido
2003 Nipesotsu-yama ニペソツ山 2013 Hokkaido
2004 Kamuiekuchikaushi-yama カムイエクウチカウシ山 1979 Hokkaido
2005 Petegari-dake ペテガリ岳 1736 Hokkaido
2006 Ashibetsu-dake 芦別岳 1726 Hokkaido
2007 Yubari-dake 夕張岳 1668 Hokkaido
2008 Shokambetsu-dake 暑寒別岳 1492 Hokkaido
2009 Tarumae-san 樽前山 1041 Hokkaido
2010 Komaga-take 駒ヶ岳 1131 Hokkaido
2011 Shirakami-dake 白神岳 1235 Aomori
2012 Himekami-yama 姫神山 1124 Akita
2013 Akitakomaga-take 秋田駒ヶ岳 1637 Iwate
2014 Waga-dake 和賀岳 1440 Iwate·Akita
2015 Yakeishi-dake 焼石岳 1548 Akita
2016 Kurikoma-yama 栗駒山 1627 Akita·Miyagi
2017 Kamuro-san 神室山 1365 Iwate·Yamagata
2018 Moriyoshi-zan 森吉山 1454 Iwate
2019 Ito-dake 以東岳 1771 Yamagata·Niigata
2020 Funagata-yama 船形山 1500 Yamagata·Miyagi
2021 Eburisashi-dake 朳差岳 1636 Niigata
2022 Nioji-dake 二王子岳 1420 Niigata
2023 Taishaku-zan 帝釈山 2060 Fukushima·Tochigi
2024 Aizuasahi-dake 会津朝日岳 1624 Fukushima
2025 Nyoho-san 女峰山 2483 Tochigi
2026 Sennokura-yama 仙ノ倉山 2026 Niigata·Gunma
2027 Haruna-san 榛名山 1449 Gunma
2028 Asamakakushi-yama 浅間隠山 1757 Gunma
2029 Myogi-san 妙義山 1104 Gunma
2030 Arafune-yama 船山 1423 Gunma
2031 Buko-san 武甲山 1295 Saitama
2032 Wanagura-yama (Shiroishi-yama) 和名倉山 (白石山) 2036 Saitama
2033 Odake-san 大岳山 1266 Tokyo
2034 Mikagura-dake 御神楽岳 1387 Niigata
2035 Sumon-dake 守門岳 1537 Niigata
2036 Hakkai-san 八海山 1778 Niigata
2037 Arasawa-dake 荒沢岳 1969 Niigata
2038 Nakano-dake 中ノ岳 2085 Niigata
2039 Saburyu-yama 佐武流山 2192 Niigata·Nagano
2040 Shirasuna-yama 白砂山 2140 Niigata·Nagano·Gunma
2041 Torikabuto-yama 鳥甲山 2038 Nagano
2042 Iwasuge-yama 岩菅山 2295 Nagano
2043 Iizuna-yama 飯縄山 1917 Nagano
2044 Kurohime-yama 黒姫山 2053 Nagano
2045 Togakushi-yama 戸隠山 1904 Nagano
2046 Tengu-dake 天狗岳 2646 Nagano
2047 Ogura-yama 御座山 2112 Nagano
2048 Kentoku-san 乾徳山 2031 Yamanashi
2049 Kayaga-take 茅ヶ岳 1704 Yamanashi
2050 Mishotai-san 御正体山 1682 Yamanashi
2051 Mitsutoge-yama 三ッ峠山 1785 Yamanashi
2052 Kenashi-yama 毛無山 1964 Yamanashi·Shizuoka
2053 Kushigata-yama 櫛形山 2052 Yamanashi
2054 Shichimen-zan 七面山 1989 Yamanashi
2055 Yukikura-dake 雪倉岳 2611 Niigata·Toyama
2056 Harinoki-dake 針ノ木岳 2821 Nagano·Toyama
2057 Kekachi-yama 毛勝山 2414 Toyama
2058 Okudainichi-dake 奥大日岳 2611 Toyama
2059 Eboshi-dake 烏帽子岳 2628 Nagano·Toyama
2060 Akaushi-dake 赤牛岳 2864 Toyama
2061 Gaki-dake 餓鬼岳 2647 Nagano
2062 Ariake-yama 有明山 2268 Nagano
2063 Tsubakuro-dake 燕岳 2763 Nagano
2064 Otensho-dake 大天井岳 2922 Nagano
2065 Kasumizawa-dake 霞沢岳 2646 Nagano
2066 Kyoga-take 経ヶ岳 2296 Nagano
2067 Minamikomaga-take 南駒ヶ岳 2841 Nagano
2068 Ampeiji-yama 安平路山 2363 Nagano
2069 Kohide-yama 小秀山 1982 Nagano·Gifu
2070 Nokogiri-dake 鋸岳 2685 Nagano·Yamanashi
2071 Notori-dake 農鳥岳 3026 Yamanashi·Shizuoka
2072 Zaruga-take 笊ヶ岳 2629 Yamanashi·Shizuoka
2073 Kamikochi-dake 上河内岳 2803 Nagano·Shizuoka
2074 Ikeguchi-dake 池口岳 2392 Nagano·Shizuoka
2075 Daimugen-zan 無間山 2330 Shizuoka
2076 Ashitaka-yama 愛鷹山 1504 Shizuoka
2077 Kongodo-zan 金剛堂山 1650 Toyama
2078 Kurai-yama 位山 1529 Gifu
2079 Oizuruga-dake 笈ヶ岳 1841 Toyama·Gifu·Ishikawa
2080 Dainichiga-take 大日ヶ岳 1709 Gifu
2081 Nogohaku-san 能郷白山 1617 Gifu
2082 Gozaisho-dake 御在所岳 1212 Shiga·Mie
2083 Shakaga-dake 釈迦ヶ岳 1800 Nara
2084 Obako-dake 伯母子岳 1344 Nara
2085 Kongo-zan 金剛山 1125 Nara
2086 Bunaga-take 武奈ヶ岳 1214 Shiga
2087 Hyono-sen 氷ノ山 1510 Hyogo·Tottori
2088 Kamihiruzen 上蒜山 1202 Tottori·Okayama
2089 Sambe-san 三瓶山 1126 Shimane
2090 Miune 三嶺 1894 Tokushima·Kochi
2091 Higashiakaishi-yama 東赤石山 1707 Ehime
2092 Sasaga-mine 笹ヶ峰 1860 Kochi·Ehime
2093 Hiko-san 英彦山 1199 Fukuoka·Oita
2094 Yufu-dake 由布岳 1583 Oita
2095 Okue-yama 大崩山 1643 Miyazaki
2096 Unzen-dake 雲仙岳 1359 Nagasaki
2097 Ichifusa-yama 市房山 1721 Miyazaki·Kumamoto
2098 Osuzu-yama 尾鈴山 1405 Miyazaki
2099 Takachihono-mine 高千穂峰 1574 Miyazaki·Kagoshima
2100 Sakurajima 桜島 1117 Kagoshima

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Nihon Sanbyaku-meizan 日本三百名山
No. Mountain Japanese Height (m) Prefecture
3001 Niseikaushuppe-yama ニセイカウシュッペ山 1883 Hokkaido
3002 Oputateshike-yama オプタテシケ山 2013 Hokkaido
3003 Kamui-dake 神威岳 1600 Hokkaido
3004 Yoichi-dake 余市岳 1488 Hokkaido
3005 Nisekoan-nupuri ニセコアンヌプリ 1308 Hokkaido
3006 Kariba-yama 狩場山 1520 Hokkaido
3007 Daisengen-dake 大千軒岳 1072 Hokkaido
3008 Goyo-zan 五葉山 1351 Akita
3009 Nyuto-zan 乳頭山 1478 Iwate·Akita
3010 Taihei-zan 太平山 1170 Iwate
3011 Izumiga-take 泉ヶ岳 1172 Miyagi
3012 Maya-san 摩耶山 1020 Yamagata
3013 Iwaigame-yama 祝瓶山 1417 Yamagata
3014 Issaikyo-zan 一切経山 1949 Fukushima
3015 Otakine-yama 大滝根山 1192 Fukushima
3016 Futamata-yama 二岐山 1544 Fukushima
3017 Nanatsuga-take 七ヶ岳 1636 Fukushima
3018 Arakai-san 荒海山 1581 Fukushima·Tochigi
3019 Yamizo-san 八溝山 1022 Fukushima·Ibaraki
3020 Ojika-dake 男鹿岳 1777 Fukushima·Tochigi
3021 Takahara-yama 高原山 1795 Tochigi
3022 Taro-san 太郎山 2367 Tochigi
3023 Kesamaru-yama 袈裟丸山 1961 Tochigi·Gunma
3024 Keitsuru-yama 景鶴山 2004 Niigata·Gunma
3025 Asahi-dake 朝日岳 1945 Gunma
3026 Suwa-yama 諏訪山 1549 Gunma
3027 Mito-san 三頭山 1531 Yamanashi·Tokyo
3028 Oyama 大山 1252 Kanagawa
3029 Kintoki-yama 金時山 1213 Kanagawa·Shizuoka
3030 Hakone-yama 箱根山 1438 Kanagawa
3031 Kinpoku-san 金北山 1172 Niigata
3032 Awaga-take 粟ヶ岳 1293 Niigata
3033 Asakusa-dake 浅草岳 1585 Fukushima·Niigata
3034 Yone-yama 米山 993 Niigata
3035 Yokote-yama 横手山 2307 Nagano·Gunma
3036 Kasaga-take 笠ヶ岳 2076 Nagano
3037 Madarao-yama 斑尾山 1382 Nagano
3038 Yake-yama 焼山 2400 Niigata
3039 Omikurohime-yama 黒姫山 1221 Niigata
3040 Hachibuse-yama 鉢伏山 1929 Nagano
3041 Nyugasa-yama 入笠山 1955 Nagano
3042 Kokushiga-take 国師ヶ岳 2592 Nagano·Yamanashi
3043 Kuro-dake 黒岳 1793 Yamanashi
3044 Asahi-dake 朝日岳 2418 Niigata·Toyama
3045 Karamatsu-dake 唐松岳 2696 Nagano·Toyama
3046 Jiiga-take 爺ヶ岳 2670 Nagano·Toyama
3047 Renge-dake 蓮華岳 2799 Nagano· Toyama
3048 Kuwazaki-yama 鍬崎山 2090 Toyama
3049 Noguchigoro-dake 野口五郎岳 2924 Nagano·Toyama
3050 Mitsumatarenge-dake 三俣蓮華岳 2841 Nagano·Toyama·Gifu
3051 Hachimori-yama 鉢盛山 2446 Nagano
3052 Kosumo-yama 越百山 2613 Nagano
3053 Nagiso-dake 南木曽岳 1679 Nagano
3054 Okusankai-dake 奥三界岳 1811 Nagano·Gifu
3055 Asayo-mine アサヨ峰 2799 Yamanashi
3056 Okuchausu-yama 奥茶臼山 2474 Nagano
3057 Chausu-dake 茶臼岳 2604 Nagano·Shizuoka
3058 Yambushi 山伏 2013 Yamanashi·Shizuoka
3059 Kuroboshi-dake 黒法師岳 2068 Shizuoka
3060 Takatsuka-yama 高塚山 1621 Shizuoka
3061 Kumabushi-yama 熊伏山 1654 Nagano
3062 Shiraki-mine 白木峰 1596 Toyama·Gifu
3063 Ningyo-zan 人形山 1726 Toyama·Gifu
3064 Sarugabamba-yama 猿ヶ馬場山 1875 Gifu
3065 Kaore-dake 川上岳 1625 Gifu
3066 Washiga-take 鷲ヶ岳 1671 Gifu
3067 Iozen 医王山 939 Toyama·Ishikawa
3068 Daimon-zan 大門山 1572 Ishikawa·Toyama
3069 Ogasa-yama 大笠山 1822 Toyama·Ishikawa
3070 Sampoiwa-dake 三方岩岳 1736 Gifu·Ishikawa
3071 Nobusega-dake 野伏ヶ岳 1674 Gifu·Fukui
3072 Kyoga-dake 経ヶ岳 1625 Fukui
3073 Kammuri-yama 冠山 1257 Gifu·Fukui
3074 Fujiwara-dake 藤原岳 1120 Shiga·Mie
3075 Kuroso-yama 倶留尊山 1038 Mie·Nara
3076 Miune-yama 三峰山 1235 Mie·Nara
3077 Takami-yama 高見山 1248 Mie·Nara
3078 Ryumonga-dake 竜門岳 904 Nara
3079 Sanjoga-take 山上ヶ岳 1719 Nara
3080 Gomadan-zan 護摩壇山 1372 Nara·Wakayama
3081 Yamatokatsuragi-san 大和葛城山 959 Nara·Osaka
3082 Horai-san 蓬莱山 1174 Shiga
3083 Hiei-zan 比叡山 848 Shiga·Kyoto
3084 Atago-yama 愛宕山 924 Kyoto
3085 Rokko-san 六甲山 931 Hyogo
3086 Ogino-sen 扇ノ山 1310 Hyogo·Tottori
3087 Nagi-san 那岐山 1255 Tottori·Okayama
3088 Dogo-yama 道後山 1271 Hiroshima·Shimane
3089 Azuma-yama 吾妻山 1238 Hiroshima·Shimane
3090 Iyofuji 伊予富士 1756 Kochi·Ehime
3091 Kamegamori 瓶ヶ森 1896 Kochi·Ehime
3092 Sambongui 三本杭 1226 Ehime
3093 Sasa-yama 篠山 1065 Kochi·Ehime
3094 Sefuri-yama 脊振山 1055 Fukuoka·Saga
3095 Tsurumi-dake 鶴見岳 1375 Oita
3096 Waita-zan 涌蓋山 1500 Oita
3097 Daisen-zan 大船山 1786 Oita
3098 Katamuki-yama 傾山 1605 Oita
3099 Tara-dake 多良岳 996 Saga
3100 Kunimi-dake 国見岳 1739 Miyazaki·Kumamoto
3101 Takakuma-yama 高隈山 1236 Kagoshima

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2 comments
  • How did I miss this post? Perhaps it was a busy autumn (including one Hyakumeizan ascent). Anyway, an excellent and succinct write-up of the Hyakumeizan phenomenon, and thanks for the book plug. Your post also performs a public service, as this is the first combined listing of all three “hundred mountain” lists that I’ve seen in English. Neat! Once one has all the mountains lined up, as it were, it’s interesting to see how many of the peaks listed in the 200 and 300 lists were actually mentioned in passing within the original Hyakumeizan book. It seems impossible to escape the influence of the original Meizanologist, Fukada Kyuya…

    • Thanks for that and you’re right, you would think it would be easy to find a combined list of these mountains but apparently not. The tough part was trying to reconcile names. Take the first one Mt. Rishiri, it’s written as Rishiri-dake in Kyuya Fukada’s book but also goes by Rishiri-zan. There’s also plenty of discrepancies regarding elevations. In the end I just went with the general consensus. As for actually climbing them as you can see I’ve barely scratched the surface. I hope it will provide some inspiration to tackle a few more!

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